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Nerves of Steel
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directed by Andrea Ulbrick, fl. 2000; produced by Sally Regan, fl. 2005-2011, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 56 mins
Skeleton is a head-first, full-throttle slide down a winding, icy track. It’s one of the most dangerous and demanding sports there is. And, for four fearless young women from Australia’s beaches, it’s their unexpected chance at Olympic glory. Even though they’ll work together to qualify for the Games, in t...
directed by Andrea Ulbrick, fl. 2000; produced by Sally Regan, fl. 2005-2011, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 56 mins
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Regardless of Sex
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directed by Cynthia Connop, fl. 1978-2007; produced by Daniela Torsh, fl. 1985, Film Australia Ltd. (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1988), 54 mins
The long history of equal pay for women has yet to result in wage justice. In 1972 an historical decision of 'equal pay for equal work' was handed down by the Arbitration Commission. However, the notion of 'comparable worth' was not accepted at the time. In 1985, with women still only receiving 67% of men's wages,...
directed by Cynthia Connop, fl. 1978-2007; produced by Daniela Torsh, fl. 1985, Film Australia Ltd. (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1988), 54 mins
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Roller Derby Dolls
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directed by Phoebe Hart; produced by Vickie Gest, fl. 1997 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 26 mins
In the sprawling outer suburbs of Brisbane, a revolution is brewing. A sassy group of women from all walks of life has a dream: to resurrect the lost sport of full contact roller derby in Australia. Led by their president Evil Doll, and despite none having experience in business, the roller girls have set up a rol...
directed by Phoebe Hart; produced by Vickie Gest, fl. 1997 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2008), 26 mins
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Unfolding Florence - The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst
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directed by Gillian Armstrong, 1950-; produced by Sue Clothier, fl. 2002 and Charles Hannah, fl. 1988 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 1 hour 22 mins
In this spirited and highly original documentary, acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong reveals the many lives of one larger-than-life woman - flamboyant design pioneer, Florence Broadhurst. Born in outback Australia in 1899, she was a singer and dancer in Shanghai in the 20s and ran her own fashion boutique in Lon...
directed by Gillian Armstrong, 1950-; produced by Sue Clothier, fl. 2002 and Charles Hannah, fl. 1988 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 1 hour 22 mins
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Women 88, Part 2, Women 88: Breaking Through
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directed by Christina Wilcox, fl. 1983; produced by Jo Horsburgh, fl. 1987, in Women 88, Part 2 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 5 mins
Examines pioneer women in Australia and their achievements, despite hardships and lack of political power. Looks at what women can do today.
directed by Christina Wilcox, fl. 1983; produced by Jo Horsburgh, fl. 1987, in Women 88, Part 2 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 5 mins
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Women 88, Part 3, Women 88: Up in Arms
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directed by Anna Grieve, fl. 1994; produced by Jo Horsburgh, fl. 1987, in Women 88, Part 3 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 5 mins
This segment looks at women in war time, their role in the services and at home and women involved in the peace movement.
directed by Anna Grieve, fl. 1994; produced by Jo Horsburgh, fl. 1987, in Women 88, Part 3 (Australia: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1987), 5 mins
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A Compassionate Rage
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directed by Alan Lindsay, fl. 2002 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 56 mins
A lot of people talk about what could be done to make the world a better place. Moira Kelly doesn’t just talk, she acts. She’s run an AIDS clinic for children in Romania, been house mother at an Aboriginal mission, worked in India with Mother Teresa, nursed crack babies in the Bronx, rescued kids from the fir...
directed by Alan Lindsay, fl. 2002 (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 56 mins
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Gorgeous
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directed by Kaz Cooke, 1962-; produced by Sharon Connolly, fl. 1985-2003, Film Australia; performed by Mick Molloy, 1966-, Kris McQuade, 1952- and Judith Lucy, 1968- (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1994), 11 mins
Gorgeous follows the perils of cartoon character Hermoine the Modern Girl as she tackles plastic surgery, beauty therapy and bulimia in a feral fit of inadequacy. Undermined by her evil inner voice, otherwise known as Deirdre the Weird Fairy, Hermoine journeys from heavy chocolate biscuit abuse to tortuous treatme...
directed by Kaz Cooke, 1962-; produced by Sharon Connolly, fl. 1985-2003, Film Australia; performed by Mick Molloy, 1966-, Kris McQuade, 1952- and Judith Lucy, 1968- (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1994), 11 mins
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Ordinary People
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directed by Jennifer Rutherford, fl. 2002; produced by Jennifer Rutherford, fl. 2002 and Martha Ansara, 1942-, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 53 mins
Far right and anti-immigration politics are on the rise worldwide. In Australia, as in many other western countries, a new political force is drawing on the discontent of those who feel excluded from the promised benefits of globalization. Rejecting the new world order and its transformation of their economies and...
directed by Jennifer Rutherford, fl. 2002; produced by Jennifer Rutherford, fl. 2002 and Martha Ansara, 1942-, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 53 mins
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Trafficked
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directed by Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014; produced by Stella Zammataro, fl. 2002 and Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 52 mins
This powerful documentary follows former police officer Chris Payne, as he investigates the shocking crime of trafficking for prostitution. For a decade, he's been haunted by the case of "Nikkie", a young Thai girl who was deported after she was discovered working in a Sydney brothel. How did she get there? What h...
directed by Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014; produced by Stella Zammataro, fl. 2002 and Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2011), 52 mins
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